Best LGBTQ+ Shows & Movies to Watch This Pride Month
Whether or not we realize it, the characters portrayed in our favorite shows and movies shape how we see the world—which is why representation is so important.
In honor of Pride Month, discover inspiring stories full of love, self-discovery, struggle, success, and fearlessness with these LGBTQ+ shows and movies streaming now on Hulu.
Best LGBTQ+ Shows
Start streaming these LGBTQ+ shows on Hulu this Pride month and beyond.
Set in the world of the 2018 film Love, Simon, this Hulu Original series follows a new student at Creekwood High School, Victor. Watch his journey of self-discovery, as he faces challenges at home, adjusts to a new city, and struggles with his sexual orientation in this LGBTQ+ spinoff series.
Watch: Love, Victor
RuPaul’s Drag Race
It was over a decade ago that RuPaul’s Drag Race first brought the glamour and fierce fabulosity of drag into living rooms across America. The Emmy®-winning VH1® competition series, credited as one of the most important queer shows in history, follows contestants through a series of challenges to crown the next queen of drag.
Seasons 1-6 are streaming now on Hulu.
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Watch: RuPaul’s Drag Race
The Bisexual is a Hulu original dramedy following two roommates—Leila, a bisexual woman fresh out of a breakup with her long-time girlfriend, and Gabe, a straight man with dating problems of his own. The unlikely duo helps each other open their worlds to new experiences. For Leila, it’s dating men. For Gabe, it’s experiencing London’s queer scene.
Watch: The Bisexual
The Roses were an elite and wealthy family until their business manager was convicted of fraud, causing them to lose everything. Well, almost everything. All that’s left to their name is a tiny rural town they once bought as a joke—Schitt’s Creek.
Can the Rose family adjust to the humble lifestyles of the non-rich or famous? Find out by watching all 6 seasons of this heart-warming, LGBTQ character-driven comedy starring Dan Levy, Eugine Levy, Catherine O’Hara, and Annie Murphy.
Schitt’s Creek will be available to watch with a basic Hulu subscription starting in October.
Watch: Schitt’s Creek*
*Shitt’s Creek requires Hulu+ Live subscription. Regional restrictions, blackouts, and additional terms apply.
The L Word
The SHOWTIME® drama The L Word explores the lesbian scene in Los Angeles, following a group of friends – both gay and straight – through stories of career, family, inner struggle, friendship and romantic relationships.
Watch: The L Word
Euphoria is a wildly popular drama series that follows the life of recovering addict, Rue (Zendaya), and her fellow high school classmates as they navigate love, identity, gender, addiction, trauma, and friendship.
Stream both seasons of the Emmy®-winning series and more shows like Euphoria now.
*Euphoria requires an HBO Max add-on subscription.
Pose is a groundbreaking LGBTQ+ drama series that tells stories from inside New York City’s ball culture during the height of the HIV/AIDS crisis in the ‘80s and ‘90s. This four-time Emmy®-winning show stars Michaela Jaé Rodriguez as Blanca, an HIV-positive trans woman who provides support for queer youth who have been rejected by their families.
Stream all 3 seasons of Pose on Hulu.
Will & Grace
Known for paving the way for LGBTQ+ television, the wildly popular ’90s sitcom Will & Grace broke ground for featuring two gay leads. The nothing-off-limits comedy centers on two best friends, Will (Eric McCormack) and Grace (Debra Messing), and their lives in New York City with hysterical pals Jack (Sean Hayes) and Karen (Megan Mullally).
Seasons 1 – 8 of the Emmy®-winning series are streaming now on Hulu.
Watch: Will & Grace
Work in Progress
Abby is a 45-year-old queer woman down on her luck and overly critical of everything that’s wrong with herself. That is until an unexpected relationship transforms her life and encourages her to gain a new perspective.
Chicago’s improv all-star, Abby McEnany, stars in Work in Progress. Stream both seasons now on Hulu.
Check out the Female Comedians Watchlist for more shows and movies starring comedians.
Watch: Work in Progress*
*Work in Progress requires a Showtime add-on subscription.
Please Like Me
If you’re into awkward comedies, you’ll love Please Like Me.
Starring Australian comedian Josh Thomas, the comedy follows Josh and his friends as they muddle through life and the existential unrest of being an extremely lost, extremely awkward group of late-20-somethings.
Discover this and more shows and movies starring comedians on Hulu.
Watch: Please Like Me
The Real O’Neals
The O’Neils are a family unlike others in their tight Chicago neighborhood, but matriarch Eileen tries everything she can to make them look like the perfect all-American family. Follow The O’Neils as they learn how to let go of their idea of “perfect” and embrace who they are, as they are.
Stream both seasons of The Real O’Neals on Hulu now.
Watch: The Real O’Neals
I Am Cait
Living for the first time as the person she feels she was born to be, I Am Cait explores what Caitlin Jenner’s transition meant for the people in her life, including her daughters Kendall and Kylie, ex-wife Kris Jenner, and the rest of the Kardashian clan.
Catch more episodes with Cait included on our Best KUWTK Episodes watchlist.
Watch: I Am Cait
One of the best docuseries to cover LGBTQ+ civil rights, the FX Original series Pride chronicles the queer legacy of the Civil Rights movement, the ongoing fight for marriage equality, the evolution of transgender rights, and more.
Six renowned LGBTQ+ directors explore the community’s battle for rights in America — from the FBI’s surveillance of homosexuals during the 1950s “Lavender Scare,” to the culture wars of the ’90s, and beyond.
Best LGBTQ+ Movies
Celebrate Pride month with these LGBTQ+ movies on Hulu.
When a young artist (Rowan Blanchard) is forced to join her high school track team, she decides to use the opportunity to pursue her crush. However, she finds herself falling for a different (and very unexpected) teammate who shows her what real love feels like.
Crush is a Hulu Original produced by Maya Rudolph and Natasha Lyonne, streaming right now.
Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Set the scene in 18th century France where a young artist, Marianne, is commissioned to paint the wedding portrait of a bride-to-be, Héloïse, when the two unexpectedly fall in love. Portrait of a Lady on Fire will have you mesmerized from beginning to end.
Watch: Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Moonlight is the life story of Chiron, a black-American man who was once a shy and withdrawn kid from a broken home. As he gets older, Chiron must choose his destiny—does he continue living the only way he’s ever known or will he make better choices while coming to terms with his identity and sexuality?
*Moonlight requires a Showtime add-on subscription.
Beloved comedians Robin Williams and Nathan Lane star in the LGBTQ+ comedy movie, The Birdcage. Williams plays Armond, the owner of a popular Miami drag nightclub. Lane plays Albert, Armond’s partner (and star drag queen). Watch the comedic chaos that unfolds when their son gets engaged to a politician’s daughter.
Watch: The Birdcage*
*Work in Progress requires a Cinemax add-on subscription.
New to Hulu, the film Supernova follows a gay couple as they travel across England while coping with a serious diagnosis. Don’t miss this 2020 tearjerker starring Oscar®-winning actors Stanley Tucci and Colin Firth.
Booksmart has quickly become one of the most popular LGBTQ+ movies on Hulu.
No pair has studied harder than Molly (Beanie Feldstein) and her openly gay best friend Amy (Kaitlyn Dever), both of whom are determined to get into their dream colleges. When they learn that their much less committed classmates were also admitted to prestigious universities, they decide to pack four years of missed partying into one, wild night.
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Parties, romance, and a tropical island vacation. Need we say more? Fire Island is an unapologetic modern-day rom-com surrounding a group of queer best friends who set out to have the best summer of their lives. If you’re looking for laugh-out-loud moments and ALL the drama, Fire Island is the perfect Pride month pick.
Watch: Fire Island
The Thing About Harry
The Thing About Harry is a Freefrom movie that follows the unlikely friendship between Sam and his high school bully, Harry as they reluctantly carpool home from college together. During the trip, their dynamic changes when Sam comes out as pansexual. Can these two former foes develop a relationship now that they have much more in common than before?
Watch: The Thing About Harry*
*Something About Harry requires a Hulu+ Live subscription. Regional restrictions, blackouts, and additional terms apply.
The World to Come
The World to Come is a period drama about forbidden love. Abagail is a 19th-century housewife whose journal entries are much more complex than her stoic demeanor leads her husband to believe. She quickly forms a bond with her new neighbor, Tallie, making their husbands jealous of their connection as they secretly fall in love.
Watch: The World to Come
When her rabbi father dies, Ronit is forced to return home to the Orthodox Jewish community that shunned her decades ago for being attracted to her female childhood best friend. Sparks between Ronit and her forbidden love reignite as the pair walk a fragile line between faith and sexuality.
Pride month may be the unofficial kickoff to summer, but this LBGTQ+ holiday movie is funny and heartwarming enough to watch any time of year.
The film made history last year as the first LGBTQ+ Christmas movie to come from a major Hollywood studio. It follows lesbian couple Abby (Kristen Stewart) and Harper (Mackenzie Davis) home for the holidays, where Harper struggles to come out to her conservative parents.
Watch: Happiest Season
The Obituary of Tunde Johnson
The Obituary of Tunde Johnson tackles pressing social issues, including racism, police brutality, LGBTQ acceptance, mental health, and addiction.
The film follows a wealthy, Nigerian-American teenager who is pulled over by police, shot to death, and then immediately awakens. Tunde Johnson (Steven Silver) is trapped in a terrifying time loop that forces him to confront difficult truths about his life and himself.